S&C Installs Distributed Energy Storage System

The concept of energy storage has become a practical reality.

For example, S&C Electric Company recently installed and commissioned a Distributed Energy Storage System (DESS) for American Electric Power Company, at their Citizens Substation in Bluffton, Ohio. The DESS consists of three major components: A sodium-sulfur battery assembly, manufactured by NGK Insulators, LTD., provides the energy storage. An S&C Smart Grid Storage Management System™ performs the dc-to-ac energy conversion, and also controls charging and discharging algorithms. And a pad-mounted step-up transformer converts the ac system output to line voltage.

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